Well, I’m sure I’ll be writing more about this at some point, but at the moment I’m having to wear sunglasses (yes I’ve been crying and I’m not ashamed to admit it) and they’re not prescription, so typing is hard. Oh, Lasik, when will I be able to afford you?
I’ve seen quite a few comments about My Chemical Romance’s split (oh God I hate typing that) saying things like “they clearly don’t care about us”. I understand that people are hurt by this news, but let’s not lose sight of the years of devotion and respect they’ve given to us.
Many tweets I’ve seen are furious and insulting (but that’s always been the way, and I don’t think I’ll ever quite understand why people would behave that way to a band or people they claim to admire and love). One particular comment I saw said that the band don’t care about their fans. This was my reply:
Don’t be ridiculous, of course they do. It’s so disingenuous to start spouting stuff like that. They gave their fans more love and gratitude, more guts and grit and joy than pretty much any other band I’ve ever seen. I don’t like the way they’ve announced this news, but let’s not turn on them. I’m sure we’ll hear more from them about it as time goes on.
And, for now, that’s all I have to say about that.
Keep your boots tight, keep your gun close, and die with your mask on if you have to.
And now, I’m going to DANCE.